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Rewarded for effort

Buddy Lique is shown with his award for outstanding volunteer work in the field of ham radio operation.

When a tornado hit Jacksonville on March 19, Buddy Lique of Alexandria had one job to do: operate the ham radios at the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency.

“The night of the tornado, he was here with us,” said Jonathan Gaddy, director of the EMA. “He stood watch with us.”

Staff Writer Allison Preslar: 256-600-8688. On Twitter: @APreslar_Star